Monday, May 21, 2012

1999 Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol 91+ Points

Clear, bright, dark cherry red with slight garnet rim, medium plus concentration and high viscosity.

Clean, more austere that the 1998, almost reductive, stony red fruit pips, cherries, leathery, gamey, more animal, robust side of Mourvedre, could it be a drier vintage?
Earthy, mineral, black olives, delicate oaking, impressive purity of fruit, menthol freshness, crunchy!

Dry, medium plus acidity, high tannins, sturdy, full bodied, yet delicate palate restraint, fresh and vibrant, need time, a sleeper, impressive structure, medium plus lenght, high complexity.

Now until 2022+